Archive for Gardens/Plants/Flowers

Glorious Spring!

An early arrival of Spring on the west coast brings cherry-blossom lined streets and plenty of daffodils, followed by the heavenly fragrance of wisteria and lavender blooms.

All the Buzz About Planting for Wildlife

By Tracy Riddell Published in MetroWild, April 2013 Bringing beneficial insects and wildlife into your garden not only increases the health and productivity of the plants and flowers, but also provides a habitat for conserving many of our species that are declining due to urban development, pesticide use and parasites. Offering a nurturing haven in [...]

The Daily Post 2012

The Daily Post 2012! The Daily Post features an image-a-day. The image may have been taken on this day or could be a past favourite. “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson   Please note, the daily post is closed until the new year. Nov-20-2012: Beneath the [...]

Free Spirit Nursery

Free Spirit Nursery is a garden gem in south Langley, not to be missed! Knowledgeable and passionate, owner/operators Lambert and Marjanne Vrijmoed have a unique retail operation whereby the plants grow on one side of the pathway and are available for purchase on the other side; perfect viewing for how the plant actually grows. They grow and propagate over [...]

Art in the Garden Tour Review

The Port Moody Arts Centre Society hosted Art in the Garden Tour, Sunday, July 15th, featuring ten local gardens (including my own), 30 visual artists, artisans, musicians, special garden exhibits and gardening experts. Proceeds benefit the Port Moody Arts Centre and its activities. A rainy start to the day didn’t dampen the spirits of approximately 250 garden enthusiasts [...]

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